Jessica Gwinn

About Jessica Gwinn

Jessica is a freelance writer and creative consultant who, for the past 12 years, has been primarily focused on clients in the medical, biotech, fiber optics and software fields. Previously, she worked with the Delaware Valley Alzheimer’s Association, managing all the event planning for Philadelphia’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s (formerly The Memory Walk®). Jessica was very close to her grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s.

Lowering Cholesterol May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Lowering Cholesterol May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Without cholesterol, we wouldn’t be able to digest food or produce hormones. But, as most of us know, too much cholesterol can cause cardiovascular disease and tax our bodies. There’s also strong evidence that watching our cholesterol levels may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia as well. Learn more about cholesterol and it’s possible link […]

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The Urgent Need for Alzheimer’s Research Funding

The Urgent Need for Alzheimer’s Research Funding

In American culture, there seems to be an inclination towards ignoring the problems of the aging population. But it’s damaging to ignore what goes along with aging, and especially to overlook diseases that affect our senior population – like Alzheimer’s. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease will continue to claim […]

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Are Your Eyes the Key to Predicting Alzheimer’s?

Are Your Eyes the Key to Predicting Alzheimer’s?

A recent breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease suggests that beta amyloid protein in the retina of the eye corresponds directly to the same amount of protein in the brain. Learn more about how your eyes could be the key to predicting Alzheimer’s. Predicting Alzheimer’s We don’t have a crystal ball that tells us […]

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Make a Difference During World Alzheimer’s Month

Make a Difference During World Alzheimer’s Month

This month is World Alzheimer’s Month and it’s an ideal time to get involved, help raise awareness and show support so we can one day find a cure. When my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in 2005, it suddenly all made sense. She hadn’t been herself for some time, but the decline had been subtle and difficult […]

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Lack of Sleep May Cause Alzheimer’s

Lack of Sleep May Cause Alzheimer’s

If you or your loved one suffers from sleep deprivation, the consequences can be far more serious than simple crankiness and fatigue. Studies show that lack of sleep may cause Alzheimer’s disease. But even if you’re not getting the rest you need, don’t lose hope; you might just want to get a little more creative with how you’re going about it. […]

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The Facts About Addiction and Alzheimer’s

The Facts About Addiction and Alzheimer’s

It’s challenging enough to suffer the stigma of addiction in addition to caring for an aging addict. Add an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis to the equation and it’s almost more than a family can bear. How can we help our loved ones and ourselves, through this very difficult time? How can we make this something that we shouldn’t […]

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Can Animals Get Alzheimer’s?

Can Animals Get Alzheimer’s?

As our loved ones age, it’s natural to wonder about their mental health. Are they suffering from dementia now – or will they in the future? But, have we considered our older pets? We take them to the vet for hip dysplasia, but have we thought about their mental state too? Studies show our pets are more like […]

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Does The Full Moon Affect Alzheimer’s Patients?

Does The Full Moon Affect Alzheimer’s Patients?

Wolves howl at it. Some say vampires get their power from it. The iconic full-bodied full moon outside your window is a powerful image and an undeniably powerful force. But just how powerful? Do people really do crazy things during a full moon? What about Alzheimer’s patients? What can we learn about the relationship between […]

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